The Houthis say they attacked two airports and a military base in Saudi Arabia

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Cairo: The military spokesman for the Houthi group in Yemen, Yahya Saree, said on Twitter Saturday that the group had targeted the airports of Jizan and Abha and the Khamis Mushait base in Saudi Arabia with drones.

He added, “Thanks to God and his generosity, the Air Force is carrying out three attacks with three drones … The airports of Jizan, Abha and Khamis Mushait were targeted, and the hit was accurate.”

The Saudi-led coalition said in two statements earlier today and Friday that it had intercepted and destroyed three drones loaded with explosives launched by the Houthis into the southern region of the Kingdom.

Later, the Saudi Press Agency quoted the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen as saying late tonight that it had intercepted and destroyed a drone loaded with explosives launched by the Houthis towards the southern region of the kingdom.

The coalition spokesman did not specify the targets of the drones in the data published by the Saudi Press Agency.

Saudi Arabia accuses the Houthis from time to time of attacking its territory with drones and missiles.

Yemen has been witnessing a bloody conflict since 2014, when the Houthis took control of the capital, Sanaa, and many parts of the north of the country.

Fighting escalated in March 2015 when the Saudi-led coalition intervened to restore the government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi to Sanaa. (Reuters)





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